Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Radford University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Radford seeks an experienced, collaborative, and visionary professional to provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of an integrated retention plan and student success initiatives. The Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and through engagement with the campus community will develop, implement, and coordinate retention based outreach and student success initiatives to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, specifically 1st generation, low income, historically underrepresented, international, and veterans. Collaborate and partner with the Academic Success Center leaders to develop and implement a comprehensive First Year Experience. Develop and implement a comprehensive sophomore experience program.

Required qualifications: Experience in the areas of academic support/advising and student success programs; – Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current evidence-based best practices related to student retention; – Solid knowledge and application of student development and leadership theories; – Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty and staff of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities; – Experience gathering data, analyzing trends and writing reports; – Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty, staff, administration or the general public; – Knowledge of research on student learning, motivation and retention; – Strong technical skills that include experience working with student management and first alert systems and tools that enhances student retention and success; – Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e. Word, Excel, Google Tools, etc; – Demonstrated experience in planning and budget management; – Experience identifying areas of improvement based on evidence; – Supervisory experience.

Preferred qualifications: Five or more years of progressive leadership and management experience; – Demonstrated understanding in enrollment/retention management services; – Experience working with students from under-served and under-represented backgrounds preferred; – Familiarity in the use of communication through new media, websites, and social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.).

Education: Masters degree or equivalent education, training, or work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree with significant post-secondary enrollment experience. Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education preferred. 

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